Small part measurements can lead to big problems if done incorrectly. With parts getting smaller and tolerances getting tighter, it is important to consider the measurement method and device carefully. InsituTec’s MicroTouch sensor is able to measure micro and nanoscale parts and features that currently cannot be measured using other technologies. The sensor is a dimensional measurement scanning probe based on the company’s standing wave technology.
PAS Technology’s CMM solution is an automated CMM programming tool that can save time, reduce cost and expedite delivery time, Golan says. Going from a computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) model to complete CMM program takes minutes-rather than hours or days-and eliminates CMM department bottlenecks.
Hardness testing-a quick, relatively inexpensive nondestructive test-is used to characterize materials and determine if they are suitable for their intended use. Though many complex tests are available, hardness testing gets the job done.